Quintessential Italian Pasta Sauces

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:00pm to 9:30pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A hands-on cooking and preserving class, culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer.

There are a few Italian table staples every passionate home cook must master, this is just the class for that. Join Viola to learn the pasta sauces quintessential to the cooking of Italy. From a perfect bolognese, an easy carbonara, to the foolproof pesto method you can follow for many combinations of greens and nuts, Viola will guide you through the tricks, tips and techniques that will push an every day pasta from "Meh..." to "Wow!!".
For the freezer
Ragù alla bolognese—Classic Bolognese meat sauce
Pesto perfetto—The perfect pesto
Sugo al pomodoro—Tomato sauce
On the fly
Carbonara—Egg yolk, guanciale and pecorino
Cacio e pepe—Pecorino and pepper
Verdure di stagione—Seasonal vegetarian

Viola Buitoni, a direct descendant of the famed pasta and chocolate family, hails from Perugia, in the heart of Umbria. She came to the US for college, but soon after attending NYU as an economics major, she was drawn back into her genetic passion for food. She ran an Italian catering business and had a shop showcasing the best of Italian food on Madison Avenue in NYC. After moving to San Francisco in 2004 to start a family, Viola can now be found giving lectures on Italian food traditions and trends, and teaching cooking classes in collaboration with 18 Reasons, SF's Italian Cultural Institute and Italian Consulate, Cavallo Point Lodge Cooking School, Draeger’s in San Mateo and Blackhawk and Pepperberries in Eugene, OR. Since 2013, she has been a brand ambassador for Baci, the iconic Italian chocolates made by Perugina, the worldwide confectionery brand founded by her great grandfather. Viola has also produced food articles and cooking videos for MissionLocal.org. Recently, she began speaking on panels about tradition and innovation in food production and leading groups to explore local and artisanal food systems and producers in Italy.You can follow her adventures and find information on traveling with her at www.violabuitoni.com.